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Autonomous Multi-Floor Indoor Navigation with a Computationally Constrained MAV

This video shows our results on autonomous multi-floor indoor navigation with a quadrotor. We designed a system that is capable of autonomous navigation with real-time performance on a mobile processor using only onboard sensors. Specifically, we address multi-floor mapping with loop closure, localization, planning, and autonomous control, including adaptation to aerodynamic effects during traversal through

Top 10 Weapons Manufacturers

With over 1 trillion dollars spent on military programs worldwide every year, weapon manufacturing business is not for the light-hearted. In 2008 alone, 100 biggest arms dealers had sales of 385 billion dollars, which is three times the size of the total development aid of OECD countries. To put things in an even better perspective,

Mercedes Benz Unveils Car Of The Future!

The Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept is bringing its slick silver sleekness to the Geneva Motor Show next month and M-B has animated the concept, showing off the car’s various and progressive components. That kind of versatility might still be a ways off, but it’s good to see a mass luxury maker designing hot bodies around a

Device turns arm into a touchscreen

Finding the keypad on your cellphone or music player a bit cramped? Maybe your forearm could be more accommodating. It could become part of a skin-based interface that effectively turns your body into a touchscreen.

Top 7 Technology Trends That Ruled 2009

The aughts saw an explosion of new technologies that few could predict at the beginning of the last decade, but in looking at the big picture, we didn’t want to ignore some more recent—and crucial-—developments that happened just this year. Here are the top seven tech trends from 2009.